Thailand Literature Collection
Thai literature is the literature of the Thai people, almost exclusively written in the Thai language. The earliest literature of the Thai people was written in Chinese until the influence of Sanskrit and Pali from India.
The Encyclopedia Britannica adds that "Thai literature, body of writings of the Thai (Siamese) people, historically fostered by the kings, who themselves often produced outstanding literary works." In terms of modern work, an article from the Asian University Thailand asserts that "With a long history of more than 700 years, Thai literature has become quite complex and varied. Thanks to the literary tradition, it still goes strongly with the tide. Contemporary fictions, short stories, poetry, plays and movies are now concerned with social, economic and psychological issues. They grapple with new social and cultural values."
The National Library of Thailand (Thai: หอสมุดแห่งชาติ) is the legal deposit and copyright library for Thailand. It was created in 1905, after the merger of the three pre-existing royal libraries. It operates under the jurisdiction of the Fine Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture and is located in Bangkok.
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